Telecoms giant Huawei to open new Bristol centre

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is to open a new multi-million pound research and development centre in Bristol.

Up to 30 people will be employed at the site, which will focus on researching ICT chips, software, and analog chips.

Chief executive Guo Ping said it will enable the company to continue pioneering "new, ground-breaking technologies".

The site, which is due to open by the end of year, will complement Huawei's Ipswich-based optoelectronics centre.

Huawei, which has traditionally concentrated on making telecoms network equipment, has benefited by diversifying into fast-growing sectors such as smartphone manufacturing.

The company said it shipped enough smartphones last year to allow it to become the third-biggest smartphone manufacturer globally.

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